Thomas Harriot

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  • Hardcover
  • 376 pages
  • Thomas Harriot
  • Robyn Arianrhod
  • 24 December 2018
  • 9780190271855

Thomas Harriot As Robyn Arianrhod Shows In This New Biography, The Most Complete To Date, Thomas Harriot Was A Pioneer In Both The Figurative And Literal Sense Navigational Adviser And Loyal Friend To Sir Walter Ralegh, Harriot Whose Life Was Almost Exactly Contemporaneous To Shakespeare S Took Part In The First Expedition To Colonize Virginia In Not Only Was He Responsible For Getting Ralegh S Ships Safely To Harbor In The New World, He Was Also The First European To Acquire A Working Knowledge Of An Indigenous Language From What Is Today The US, And To Record In Detail The Local People S Way Of Life In Addition To His Groundbreaking Navigational, Linguistic, And Ethnological Work, Harriot Was The First To Use A Telescope To Map The Moon S Surface, And, Independently Of Galileo, Recorded The Behavior Of Sunspots And Discovered The Law Of Free Fall He Preceded Newton In His Discovery Of The Properties Of The Prism And The Nature Of The Rainbow, To Name Just Two Of His Unsung Firsts Indeed Many Have Argued That Harriot Was The Best Mathematician Of His Age, And One Of The Finest Experimental Scientists Of All Time Yet He Has Remained An Elusive Figure He Had No Close Family To Pass Down Records, And Few Of His Letters Survive Most Importantly, He Never Published His Scientific Discoveries, And Not Long After His Death In Had All But Been Forgotten In Recent Decades, Many Scholars Have Been Intent On Restoring Harriot To His Rightful Place In Scientific History, But Arianrhod S Biography Is The First To Pull Him Fully Into The Limelight She Has Done It The Only Way It Can Be Done Through His Science Using Harriot S Re Discovered Manuscripts, Arianrhod Illuminates The Full Extent Of His Scientific And Cultural Achievements, Expertly Guiding Us Through What Makes Them Original And Important, And The Story Behind ThemHarriot S Papers Provide Unique Insight Into The Scientific Process Itself Though His Thinking Depended On A Natural, Intuitive Approach Than Those Who Followed Him, And Who Achieved The Lasting Fame That Escaped Him, Harriot Helped Lay The Foundations Of What In Newton S Time Would Become Modern Physics Thomas Harriot A Life In Science Puts A Human Face To Scientific Inquiry In The Elizabethan And Jacobean Worlds, And At Long Last Gives Proper Due To The Life And Times Of One Of History S Most Remarkable Minds

12 thoughts on “Thomas Harriot

  1. Clare says:

    If you are really, really, really interested in math and mathematic formulas this would be an interesting book So many times I felt my eyes glazing over all the very detailed formulas, graphs and equations explaining the work of this mostly forgotten mathematician I gave three stars to this book because it was fascinating to read about how Harriot was utterly engrossed in finding out the why of so many different subjects such as why a rainbow has the shape it does and how to sail by the stars He read voraciously and improved on the ideas of others and came up with new ways of writing out algebraic ideas His obscurity was caused mainly by the fact that he never got around to publishing any of his work and many times others got the credit for something he was the first to put down on paper Also the period of time he lived was not welcoming or conducive to scientific and mathematical inquiry In conclusion, this book, while a bit interesting, is definitely written with those with a math degree in mind.